[BREAKING] Sixth massive anti-Park rally held in Seoul

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[BREAKING] Sixth massive anti-Park rally held in Seoul

Tens of thousands of South Koreans took to the streets of central Seoul on Saturday in its sixth consecutive rally to demand the scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye’s resignation over an influence-pe...

Updated : 2016.12.03 17:15

Sewol ferry disaster to be made into feature film

A ferry incident off the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula that caused more than 300 deaths will be made into a feature film, industry sources said Sunday.The movie, tentatively titled "Sea Tiger," will be based on a novel written by Kim Tak-hwan about divers who were involved in the2...

Updated : 2016.12.03 16:07

Court allows weekend protest 100 meters from presidential office

A local court on Friday ordered police to allow citizens to march up to 100 meters from the presidential office for the rally slated for the weekend amid public anger over the influence-peddling scandal centered on President Park Geun-hye and her confidante.The decision marks an easing of ...

Updated : 2016.12.03 11:19

Special counsel vows to grill Park

A special counsel appointed to investigate a scandal engulfing President Park Geun-hye vowed Friday to question the president in person, saying a face-to-face interrogation was a principle that should...

Updated : 2016.12.02 16:57

Lawmakers against Park impeachment under fire

South Koreans are bombarding lawmakers of the ruling Seanuri Party with phone calls and text messages to pressure them to join the opposition-led campaign to impeach President Park Geun-hye. This came...

Updated : 2016.12.02 16:56

Life expectancy of S. Koreans edges up to 82.1 years in 2015

South Korean babies born in 2015 are expected to live more than 82 years as the risk of death has been diminished by medical advances and other efforts, a government report showed Friday.The life expectancy at birth averaged 82.1 years in 2015, slightly up from the previous year's 81.8 yea...

Updated : 2016.12.02 14:48

When will Choi’s daughter return?

As an independent counsel is set to take over the investigation into the spiraling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her confidante Choi Soon sil, eyes are on when Choi’s daughter Chung Y...

Updated : 2016.12.01 17:33

Parody SNS accounts of Choi, Chung viral

In October, a 2014 Facebook post by Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of President Park Geun-hye’s now infamous friend Choi Soon-sil, drew public ire. “Blame your own parents if they don’t have the abilit...

Updated : 2016.12.01 17:17

Arson suspected in fire at birthplace of late president

Arson is suspected in a fire at the birthplace of late leader Park Chung-hee, father of President Park Geun-hye, in southern South Korea, local firefighters said Thursday.The fire broke out around 3:1...

Updated : 2016.12.01 16:09

Park visits burned market in her political stronghold of Daegu

President Park Geun-hye on Thursday visited a fire-ravaged market in her political stronghold of Daegu, in her first trip outside her office in over a month, as a crippling scandal rumbles on. The embattled leader made the unannounced visit to Seomun Market, some 300 kilometers southeast o...

Updated : 2016.12.01 14:30

Ex-presidential nurse says Park received no medical treatment on day of ferry disaster

South Korean President Park Geun-hye received no treatment from her medical staff on the day of a deadly ferry disaster in 2014, a former presidential nurse said Wednesday, amid persisting rumors she might have undergone plastic surgery.The Army nurse, identified as Capt. Cho, who has been...

Updated : 2016.12.01 09:18

Fire guts Daegu market, no casualties reported

A fire broke out in the southern city of Daegu early Wednesday, gutting over 800 stores in the city’s biggest street market. No casualties were reported. According to local authorities, the blaze st...

Updated : 2016.11.30 17:35

Old Haebangchon market seeks change through urban revitalization

Located at the foot of Namsan, Shinheung market was once the center of the local knitwear industry in the 1960s. It had a vibrant and festive market atmosphere, and attracted people from adjacent town...

Updated : 2016.11.30 17:32

Civil society ups pressure on Park

Tens of thousands of unionized workers staged a general strike and students boycotted classes Wednesday, upping pressure on President Park Geun-hye to resign. Demanding the president‘s immediate resi...

Updated : 2016.11.30 17:27

Former presidential aides probed in Choi scandal

The prosecution is investigating President Park Geun-hye’s former Chief of Staff Kim Ki-choon and former Senior Secretary Woo Byung-woo as suspects in the corruption scandal involving Park and her co...

Updated : 2016.11.30 17:16